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Insect Pollinators Publications & Resources

Evaluating Honey Bee Colonies for Pollination > PDF
For commercial growers who rent honey bees for pollination and beekeepers who provide pollination services, here is information on honey bee colony strength evaluation, average number of colonies need . . . . . more details

How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides > PDF
Covers causes of bee poisoning in the PNW, signs and symptoms of bee poisoning, and ways growers, beekeepers, and pesticide applicators can reduce bee poisoning. Includes extensive tables listing pest . . . . . more details

Megachilid Bees in the Pacific Northwest: An Introduction > PDF
This publication is an introduction to the Megachilidae family of bees found in the Pacific Northwest. It highlights the characteristics of two important members of this family: leafcutting bees and m . . . . . more details

Overwintered Honey Bee Nucleus Colonies: Big Solutions in Small Packages > PDF
This publication describes how commercial and backyard beekeepers can minimize colony losses through such best management practices as establishing nuclear colonies, which can provide quick resolution . . . . . more details

Pollinators in Canola in the Inland Pacific Northwest > PDF
Pollinators play an important role in crop productivity. Unfortunately, myriad pressures are causing their populations to decline steeply. While a single approach to solving the pollinator crisis is u . . . . . more details

Revenue Sources for a Commercial Beekeeping Operation in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
Pollination services and honey production are the primary revenue sources for a beekeeping business based in the Pacific Northwest. Those starting a beekeeping operation should focus on two to three r . . . . . more details

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University of Idaho Extension


Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 10
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2332
Moscow, ID 83844-2332

Phone: 208-885-7982

Fax: 208-885-9046



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